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Paper Title :
Skilled Migration and Health Outcomes in Developing Countries

Author :Dambar Uprety

Article Citation :Dambar Uprety , (2017 ) " Skilled Migration and Health Outcomes in Developing Countries " , International Journal of Management and Applied Science (IJMAS) , pp. 46-54, Volume-3,Issue-6

Abstract : Many studies have found that health outcomes decline when health professionals leave the country, but do such results remain consistent in gender- and income-disaggregated skilled migration? The present study revisits this topic but allows for associations of skilled migration with mortality and life expectancy to differ between male and female, and between low- and high-income countries. Using a panel of 133 developing countries as source and 20 OECD countries as destination from 1980 to 2010 allowing the coefficient on emigration across different education levels to differ, this study finds the negative effect of high-skilled emigration on health outcomes. Such effect is more pronounced for high-skilled female migration than those for male and for low-income countries than for middle-and high-income countries. Results also show that such adverse effect is larger for African countries than non-African ones. However, the low-skilled migration appears to be insignificant to affect health outcomes in developing countries. Thus, skilled migration is detrimental to longevity in developing countries but unskilled migration is not. JEL classification - F22, I15 Keywords - skilled migration, mortality, life expectancy, health outcomes

Type : Research paper


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